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Pontos (also spelled as Pontus) is the Greek primordial god of the sea. He was the sea itself, not merely its resident deity, who was born from earth at the dawn of creation.

History

Birth

The Protogenoi emerge from Chaos, Pontus (the sea), and Tartarus (the Pit). Both of them harbored feelings for Gaea, but she ultimately chose Ouranos as her husband. Oceanus, his nephew, affectionately referred to him as "Uncle Pontus" as he spent the majority of his time with him.

Children

Pontos has a wife named Thalassa, she was his female counterpart. With her, he fathered the Telchines and all sea life. Pontos also had an affair with Gaia, they had Nereus (the Old Man of the Sea), Thaumas (the awe-striking "wonder" of the Sea, embodiment of the sea's dangerous aspects), Phorcys, his sister-consort Keto, and the "Strong Goddess" Eurybia.

Abilities

Being one of the primordial sea gods, he is extremely powerful, certainly more so than Oceanus or Poseidon.

  • Hydrokinesis: As the Protogenos of the Sea, Pontos has absolute control over water.